Local bars celebrating homecoming tradition

By Sean Noble

Homecoming weekend is a “traditionally important” day for DeKalb bars, said McCabe’s owner Glenn Goering, and this year should prove no different.

Goering said McCabe’s, 323 E. Lincoln Hwy., will open at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The first 200 customers will receive free bloody marys, and a few also will receive free painter’s caps and balloons, he said.

McCabe’s also is planning to enter a float in the homecoming parade, a five-year-old tradition for the bar, Goering said.

omecoming weekend has been a special tradition for McCabe’s for more than fifty years, Goering said.

“We really do look forward to alumni and old friends coming back to visit at this time,” Goering said.

Other bars will be joining the celebration as well. Lito Mebomiachi, owner of The Jungle, 1027 W. Hillcrest, said his bar will feature special Miller Beer promotions and also will give away homecoming souvenirs.

appy hour at the Jungle will be from 3 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The Jungle will open at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Otto’s, 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., will be open at 6 a.m. Saturday to accommodate the homecoming crowd, owner Bob Daniels said. He said the bar plans to offer bloody marys at a special price during that time. More drink specials are planned throughout the day, he said.

John Cresto, manager of Deuce’s, said his bar will feature 75 cent draft beers. Deuce’s, 1212 W. Lincoln Hwy., will be open Saturday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Owners of the Candle Light Inn, 123 N. Fourth St., and Twin Taverns, 1028 S. Fourth, said although they are planning nothing out of the ordinary for homecoming, they look forward to the returning alumni and friends for the weekend.